This according to Inquirer columnist Conrado de Quiros:
"The argument that the Supreme Court has gotten in the way ('hadlang') of government puts forward a perilous logic. His own analogy for the Court's ruling is that it's trying to prevent government from parking on a "no parking" street when it is doing so as a matter of emergency, as a matter of saving a life. In fact, the better analogy is that it's preventing government from cordoning off an entire 'no parking' zone for whatever it is it wants to do."
Mr de Quiros alludes (perhaps unwittingly) to the quintessentially Filipino *pakyaw* mentality where goods, services, and facilities that were intended for shared public consumption are horded under a perverse first-come-first-served premise unique to Filipinos. You can see it in the way public jeepneys and buses behave on Manila's streets, the way Philippine senators and House 'representatives' gouged out huge chunks of the national budget for their pet pleasures, and, now, how Philippine President Benigno Simeon 'BS' Aquino III tells the Philippine Supreme Court that he wants it ALL.
Read the full Inquirer article here: